In honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 217 Records announces the release of a special 5-CD boxed set of Longfellow's epic poem "The Song of Hiawatha". Michael Maglaras, founder of 217 Records, recently finished recording this masterpiece in its entirety in Longfellow's hometown of Portland, Maine. Accompanied by a soundtrack of more than 1,000 pieces of Native American music, a host of sound effects, and using music by French composer Maurice Ravel, Maglaras brings the story of Hiawatha, more than 6,500 lines, to life!

Watch Michael Maglaras perform the Introduction


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



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